Breed

Scottish Terrier


AKC Grouping
Terrier Group
Temperament
  • confident
  • independent
  • spirited

Demeanor
alert and responsive

Choosing the Best Dog Food for an Overweight Scottish Terrier

In order to keep your Scottish Terrier at it's healthiest weight you'll need to understand the caloric needs they have as well as the nutritional content necessary in their dog food. If you want to better understand this you can take a quick look at their history. The Scottish Terrier has a long history and has seen some changes in its diet during its history. Some of these changes could lead to an overweight Scottie.


Breed

Scottish Terrier


AKC Grouping
Terrier Group
Temperment
  • confident
  • independent
  • spirited
Demeanor
alert and responsive

The Scottish Terrier does indeed come from the Scottish Highlands as its name suggests and lived in the coastal cold climate found there. The Scottish Terrier is one of the oldest dog breeds we know of and is possibly the oldest of the breeds native to Britain. They were raised as farm dogs by the people of Scotland. The dog was raised to be a hunter of rats, foxes, and badgers just like many other terrier breeds. Before too long the dog started gaining popularity with the nobles of England and in the 17th century King Charles I was the companion of a Scottie dog. The Scottie is also one of the first breeds brought to America with the first ones arriving in the 1880's and being shown in AKC shows just 2 years after their arrival. The Scottish Terrier was bred just like other terriers to be small in stature with a rectangular shaped body close to the ground. This made them excellent hunters for anything small that ran across the ground.


Energy
active
Grooming
brushing 2-3 times a week
Training
often independent
Shedding
occassionally

As with most other terrier breeds the dog's diet probably consisted of whatever they were catching since their owners were not too concerned about their small hunters needing to eat anything else. Today the Scottish Terrier is known as a pet or show dog but they have quite the stubborn and independent streak making them best suited for a home with no other pets. Scottish Terriers have enjoyed celebrity ownership with early celebrities such as Bette Davis and Humphrey Bogart as owners. The Scottish Terrier silhouette has been used as a logo for many different companies and is also used as a motif of the Depression Era. As a show dog or family pet the Scottish Terrier usually enjoys a life of luxury as they really enjoy being pampered. The Scottish Terrier has traded in his ratting days for the life of ease and now only has to journey as far as his food bowl to find his supper. Although the Scottish Terrier does enjoy some exercise he is not the hyper rat hunting dog that he once was and his diet will need to be adjusted accordingly. It is important that a Scottish Terrier be given a diet that is specific in calories and nutrients for his lifestyle.


Spot & Tango is a family run and family operated organisation. When you purchase our dog food, we love to consider you a part of our extended family. As family, we desire the very best food for your Scottish Terrier so that they can have the best opportunity at a long, healthy, and happy life. Lots of industrial dog foods have lots of fillers and ingredients that are not particularly useful for a Scottish Terrier's diet. In many cases, that poor quality can contribute to a Scottish Terrier being obese. We utilize nothing but the very best ingredients: human grade food comprised of pure meat, vegetables, and fruits. We guarantee that none of our food includes gluten, wheat, soy, or artificial flavors.


Knowing how important it is for your beloved Scottish Terrier to enjoy a long and healthy life, it's critical to select quality, nutrient dense dog food. This is especially true if your Scottish Terrier is overweight. Spot & Tango holds itself to the highest standards when developing recipes for dog food. To this end, they follow the recommendations outlined by the Association of American Feed Control Officials in dog food recipes for overweight Scottish Terriers. Understanding the necessity of keen quality control, Spot & Tango cooks all dog food in USDA kitchen facilities using ingredients approved for humans. Spot & Tango believes that quantity is just as important as quality when selecting dog food for your overweight Scottish Terrier. As such, all meals are packaged in carefully measured individual portions and delivered straight to your door. Check out the questionnaire on Spot & Tango's website to determine the precise meal plan for your Scottish Terrier. Treat yourself and your beloved Scottish Terrier to the healthy benefits of Spot & Tango dog food delivered straight to your front door. How easy is that?